University narrows search for Title IX coordinator

As the semester draws to a close, Belmont is seeking a new assistant dean of students and Title IX coordinator since Neil Jamerson’s departure from the position earlier this month.

The Title IX coordinator’s job is to make sure their educational institution complies with the rules laid out in Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX itself prohibits sexual discrimination in an institution’s programs and activities.

Director of the GPS program Dr. David Sneed currently serves as the interim coordinator while the search is underway.

Four candidates were selected for interviews and offered the chance to visit campus, Associate Provost and Dean of Students Dr. Jeffery Burgin said. Burgin is heading up the search process.

“Those candidates came to campus and met with community partners and most importantly had an opportunity to sit with, dine and hear from students,” said Burgin.

The feedback from these meetings with students will determine to which candidate the university will extend the offer.

The person ultimately selected for the position needs experience in both higher education and in student affairs.

Additionally, the individual selected should be student focused, able to collaborate with institutional stakeholders and “willing to support the mission vision and values of Belmont University,” Burgin said.

Burgin hopes to have the position filled by June 1.

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